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Paralympics chief Sir Philip Craven prepares for Rio

8 January 2014 Last updated at 13:44 GMT

Paralympics chief Sir Philip Craven has travelled to Rio as Brazil prepares to host the 2016 Games.

Sir Philip, who was born in Bolton and now lives near Crewe, broke his back in a rock climbing accident at the age of 16.

He went on to compete in wheelchair basketball at five Paralympic Games before becoming President of the International Paralympic Committee.